Stephen Curry says he’ll compete in 3-point shootout until he wins it
Stephen Curry topped everyone with 18 points in the first round of the 2010 3-point shootout, but he finished second to Paul Pierce in the finals.
Curry returned to the contest in 2013, but he didn’t get out of the first round. He tried again last year, but again, he didn’t advance past the first round.
The Warriors guard won’t stop trying, though.
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Steph Curry on competing in the three-point contest over All-Star weekend: "I’m doing that until I win it. I’m salty about that."— Rusty Simmons (@JRustySimmons) January 21, 2015
Curry joins noted dunker Kyle Korver as known participants in this year’s 3-point shootout, and they’re the featured attractions. Korver (3.1 3s per game, 53.5 percent) and Curry (3.0, 40.2) are the NBA’s best two in-game 3-point shooters right now.
But the 3-point shootout is a bit different, rewarding someone with the stamina to launch 25 shots in a minute (and then repeat the process a short while later) and who can pick up balls from a rack and then hit their target. Korver and Curry should be the favorites to win. They’re hardly locks, though.
If Curry falls short, he’d join Reggie Miller (five),Dana Barros (four) andDanny Ainge (four) with the most 3-point shootout appearances without winning the contest. The good news? It’d probably mean we see Curry in the competition again in 2016.